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Free WMV from Windows Media Player DRM restriction/protection

You won’t realize the fact that you don’t really own your WMV movie purchases until you transfer them to portable devices, say Android or Xbox, for playback. The devices refuse to play your WMV files because these files are protected by DRM, which prevents unauthorized devices from using Windows Media DRM files.



What is DRM? How does DRM perform usage rights?

DRM (digital rights management) is a technology used by content providers, such as online stores, to control how the digital music and video files you obtain from them are used and distributed. Online stores (Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, etc) sell and rent songs and movies that have DRM applied to them. The .wmv movies transferred from digital copy discs also have DRM applied to them. When you try to use a protected WMV file in Windows Media Player, the Player checks to see if you have valid media usage rights installed on your computer. If there is a license on your computer, the Player plays protected .wmv file, otherwise it displays an error message. Basically, a license is limited to ONE computer only, which means the DRM protected .wmv files are not playable on an Android tablet or another computer.


DRM removal- Unleash Windows Media Player DRM restriction

Now, a new application has been released that will strip Windows Media 10 and 11 files of their DRM and lets you convert protected WMV movies to free videos for your Android tablets, smartphones as well as many other portable media players. The program, entitled Pavtube ChewTune requires that the user already owns WMV DRM media files that have been purchased from Amazon or transferred from digital copy. With ChewTune, Windows Media DRM files can now be easily changed into free videos while Windows Media Player plays them stand by. The software is now available from Windows 7, Vista, 2000, and XP. Learn more.


Key features of Pavtube ChewTune:

DRM Removal feature- removing DRM from protected Windows Media (*.wmv, *.wma) and iTunes media (*.m4v, *.m4a) by recording video playback and saves the recordings in unprotected digital formats;

Transcoding feature- exporting MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV videos for Android tablets, smartphones, Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod, PS3, Xbox, etc.

CUDA feature- taking advantages of GPU computing to accelerate conversion speed.

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